Northants Police is inviting people to consider becoming police chaplains. This is not just for Christians or authorised ministers: lay people with the right pastoral skill set are also very welcome to apply.
This is an incarnational ministry, getting alongside people, and being a safe listening ear. It is not, therefore, an opportunity to proselytise or attempt to convert or to speak out about faith.
The commitment is for 2 hours a week at one location (although of course it is recognised that “real life” can knock that commitment off course from time to time); all reasonable expenses are paid with mileage paid at 45p per mile.
There is a requirement to attend a one day training course within the first year and there are fellowship and training mornings about three times a year which chaplains are encouraged to attend.
Anyone wishing to apply to become a police chaplain has to undergo full vetting (this is more than enhanced DBS) and must be prepared to disclose all relevant information in order for this to be achieved.
More details are available in the leaflet at POLICE CHAPLAINCY LEAFLET